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Tell me about the finish on this G26

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by westford86, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. westford86

    westford86

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    Here is my new-to-me G26.

    I picked this up from my local shop last weekend. Normally I wouldn't go for a Glock with a chrome/silver slide, but it was a good price considering the upgrades, night sights and a LaserMax guide rod; and I needed a new cary gun...

    It's seems to have a nickel boron or NP3 finish, it looks a lot like the NP3 on the carrier and inside of the upper on my POF rifle. From what I've gathered, there are some distributors who will send of batches of guns to get re-finished. So, can anyone confirm if this was potentially a "special run" from a distributor, or an aftermarket re-finishing job done by an individual. And, can anyone confirm if it's NP3 or nickel boron?

    *Just an FYI the serial # isn't 777, I added the two sevens, I always alter the serial numbers before posting pics.*

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    *also, I tried to post this question in the "GATE" section, but I'm not sure what's going on over there, it doesn't seem to have had any new activity in over a month?*
     
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  2. cciman

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    Looks very nice.

    NP3 and NiB and ceraplate and blah, blah, others etc. are just different names for the similar electroless finish process.

    It could just be a nice type of paint coat also. Time will tell if it holds, it is likely nickel boron.
     

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    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Couldn't tell ya but I like it!
     
  4. westford86

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    I'm almost 100% positive it's not paint, just because it's on the barrel too. We all know what the normal wear patters look like from the barrel and slide interfacing, this is wearing exactly the same as a factory finish, it's just silver instead of black... It's also way to clean and precise to be paint, or at least any paint I've ever seen.
     
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    Looks like the EXO finish by failzero.
     
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    Possible be a standard glock finish except having the black finish bead blasted off, giving it the silver finish but still have the scratch a wear resistance as the teniffer.
     
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    That was what I thought when I first saw it, but it's a little duller than any Glock I've seen with the finish stripped off, and it also has a very subtle tint to it. The other thing again is that it's really clean, all the other stripped slides I've seen still have some remnants of the black in the little crevasses...
     
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    briana Glockaholic

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    Very nice setup. Mind if I ask how good of a price?
     
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    nice gun. what did you pay for it?:supergrin:
     
  11. barth

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    +1.
    Could be any nickel finish.
    But by having both the barrel and slide finished
    makes being a Talo EXO gun more likely.


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    I would have bought it just for the triple 7 serial #, but it looks awesome
     
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  14. westford86

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    That could very well be the source. I haven't come across any other distributors who offer a nickel finish.

    Sadly, the serial number was shopped, I always alter any visible identification. It's only a boring 7** number, I do wish it was 777, although my Remington 700 does have 777 in it's serial number!

    It was $475.
     
  15. briana

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    That's a smoking deal!
     
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    I have a 26 just like it, I really like the looks but the slide is really slippery when you grab it tough as hell and cleans really well, I know its not an EXO the barrel is done as well.
     
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    I have one of these also mine is dated from 2006.
    I bought it from gunbroker was told that the gun was from OMB.I remember reading on here that cabelas also sold them.Not sure of the finish but my barrel is also done.
     
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    That early serial number prefix was never offered new in box with a finish other than the standard Glock black slide finish. Someone probably sent it in to a refinisher. It could be any nickel plating, it's difficult to tell from pictures because of the lighting. In yellow light nickel boron has an ever so slight gold hue to it, while in white light it just looks white.

    Here are some comparison photos by Chowser showing the original Cera-Plate and Cera-Plate II compared with NP3. I'm not sure what the original Cera-Plate was, whether it was just nickel or if it was a different formulation of nickel boron.
    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18402609&postcount=15
     
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